Alumni

  
Description: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/pi/tcn/Lamont_Cosmogenic_Nuclide_Lab/People_files/web_photo.jpgBrent Goehring (bgoehrin@tulane.edu)
Assistant Professor, Tulane University
 
My research focuses on the development and application of new techniques in surface exposure dating, including in situ 14C extraction (link). I am also interested in past and future climate change, combining terrestrial and marine climate proxies, tectonic geomorphology and paleoseismology, and other Quaternary geochronology methods. I have worked in the western United States Norway, and Greenland.
 
 
 
 
  
 




 
Irene Schimmelpfennig (schimmelpfennig@cerege.fr)
Research Scientist, College de France, CEREGE
 
I am interested in refining the cosmogenic nuclide dating method, with focus on production rate calibrations of the in-situ nuclides 36Cl and 14C. I set up the 36Cl extraction procedure from silicates at LDEO and ran the in-situ 14C lab (link). My research is also centered on Holocene mountain glacier fluctuations in the European Alps using 10Be and in-situ 14C (link). In addition, I am involved in projects in Antarctica, Western USA, New Zealand and Patagonia.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meredith Kelly (meredith.a.kelly@dartmouth.edu)

Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College 
 
My research interests are centered upon investigating the timing and extent of changes in past glacial systems as a means of developing records of global paleoclimate events.  My goal is to use these records to further our understanding of the climate system and causes of abrupt climate changes.
 
My current research projects target major scientific questions related to the climate system in three different locations.  First, I am developing paleoclimate records from mountain glaciers in Greenland to advance our understanding of seasonality during abrupt cold events.  Second, I am developing records of glaciation in the Peruvian Andes that will help to determine the role of the tropics in the global climate system.  Third, I am determining the timing and rate of deglaciation of the southern sector of the Laurentide Ice Sheet to examine the influence of large ice sheets and melt water on past climate changes. 
 

 

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 Vincent Rinterknecht (vr10@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Lecturer, University of St Andrews
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Past PhD Student
 
My research interests are focused upon determining useful dating techniques for recent (less than 2 Ma) movement along faults, and using these dates along with structural analyses of the faults to determine recent tectonic movement.  This has applications in both large-scale plate movement as well as short-term earthquake hazards.  I am just beginning my research in Calabria, Southern Italy.